|Class Title:||CONSERVATION PLANNER 3|
|Bargaining Unit:||Use for all Job Titles|
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in biology, forestry, history, geography, archaeology, one of the earth sciences, parks and recreation, or regional or resource planning and experience equivalent to three years of full-time increasingly responsible professional conservation planning work; qualifying full-time professional experience in conservation planning may be substituted for the required education, on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of four years; additional qualifying graduate coursework may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years.
Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid vehicle operator’s license may be required for employment in some positions.
Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions.
Job Overview: Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for professional conservation planning work of considerable difficulty and supervisory work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the first supervisory level in the Conservation Planning series. An employee in this class is responsible for supervising a small-sized staff of conservation planners and performs statewide conservation planning work of considerable difficulty. Certain assignments with no supervision of professional staff may be included by virtue of their unique nature and responsibility level in directing, implementing and coordinating the most complex statewide planning projects. This class differs from that of Conservation Planner 2 in that an incumbent of the latter is responsible for conservation planning work of average difficulty and does not have supervisory responsibilities. This class differs from that of Conservation Planning Director in that the incumbent of the latter is responsible for directing and coordinating conservation planning activities on a statewide basis.
Work Activities: 1. Assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates a small-sized staff of conservation planners and their work or is responsible for independently directing, implementing and planning the most complex statewide planning projects.
2. Supervises and participates in the preparation of conservation plans.
3. Develops a statewide conservation plan for areas such as scenic trails, endangered plant and animal species, facility construction, historic and archaeological preservation, park resources management, or outdoor recreational systems.
4. Prepares budgeting, status of projects, land acquisition, purchasing, endangered species, and environmental impact records and reports.
5. Prepares and gives speeches and informational programs for parks.
6. Reviews and evaluates conservation plans to determine if goals and objectives are met.